This week’s addition to The Bookshelf is one of the best webcomics of all time in printed form. Axe Cop is drawn by Ethan Nicolle and written by his 5 year old brother, Malachai Nicolle. This book collects the first year of Axe Cop’s website.

The story is about a cop… with an axe… that fights crime… ALWAYS! It may not sound like a much, but I think you need to read it to truly appreciate it.  There’s a reason why this was picked up by Dark Horse Comics for a mini-series.

Its filled with dinosaurs, superheroes, unicorns and talking animals and a dude with socks for arms. Really. This can’t really be explained, but its exactly the kind of stuff you’d expect to spring from the mind of a 5 year old kid. Check out the site at